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St. James’ Episcopal Church, Goshen, NY
Organist/Choir Director (Part Time)
St. James' Episcopal Church seeks an accomplished Organist/Choir Director to provide choral, vocal, and/or instrumental music for parish worship services and special parish events. Founded in 1803, St. James’ is an historic and active church in the village of Goshen, NY, located about 70 miles from New York City. Today, we continue to honor God as a vibrant, LGBTQ+, inclusive congregation.
Play the organ and piano for two Sunday Services (9:00 and 10:30), as well as for special liturgies as directed by the Rector (Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, etc.). Also, play for weddings and funerals/memorial services when an organist is needed with additional remuneration
Select liturgically appropriate music, including hymns, anthems, postludes and preludes, in consultation with the Rector
Direct an accomplished all-volunteer choir of 6-10 for the 10:30 Sunday service with Thursday evening rehearsals (September-May)
Oversee the maintenance of the organ and piano
Attend planning meetings with the Rector
Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent experience in piano and organ
Good command of choral literature and ability to direct the choir while playing the organ or piano
Understanding and familiarity with worship, liturgy and hymnody in the Episcopal Church is preferred
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Commitment to the inclusion of people of all races, genders, and sexual orientations
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary: $16,000-$20,000, commensurate with experience
4 weeks paid vacation
Opportunity to use church for private lessons/recitals
2 manual, 19 rank organ built in 1926 by the F.A. Bartholomay (& Sons) Organ Co. Rebuilt in 1992. Currently maintained by The Peragallo Pipe Organ Co.
Yamaha upright piano
Employment is contingent on successful background check and completion of Safe Church Abuse -Prevention training
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated Start date is June 2023
Submit a cover letter, resume, references, and recordings or links to your work (if available) to:
The Rev. M. Carl Lunden, Rector at email@example.com.
Inquiries may be made at 845-294-6225
Holy Week & Easter Schedule 2023
The Sunday of the Passion– Palm Sunday:
April 2nd (ONE SERVICE ONLY)
10:00 a.m. The Liturgy of the Palms & Procession
Followed by the Holy Eucharist, Rite II
No Wednesday Eucharist in Holy Week.
The Triduum (or “three days”)
6:00 p.m. Solemn Eucharist, and stripping of the Altar
Followed by an Agape Meal (Soup, Salad, & Bread)
in the Parish Hall & Prayer Vigil before the Altar of Repose in the Chapel
12 noon The Good Friday Liturgy
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
9:00 a.m. Family Eucharist followed by an Easter Egg Hunt
and Coffee Hour to follow on the front lawn (Weather permitting)
10:30 a.m. Festal Eucharist of the Resurrection
Coffee Hour to follow
Second Sunday of Easter
(ONE SERVICE ONLY)
10:00 am Holy Eucharist , Rite II
WE WELCOME YOU HOME
The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Jesus Christ in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to be as followers of Christ. We welcome you to join us as we seek to connect to both God and one another through love, compassion and service.
Saint James’ Church invites and encourages all to become involved in the life and ministries of our parish in ways that will enrich us as individuals and as a faith community. Our parish ministries and outreach programs allow us to sustain a practice of service that connects us to our neighbors both inside and outside our parish walls. Come, discover and serve!
9:00 am: Holy Eucharist
10:15 am: Sunday School
(Generally 1st & 3rd Sundays)
10:30 am: Holy Eucharist with Choir
Every Wednesday at 12noon
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